Tthe first effort by director and co-producer Jan Nickman which served as a demonstration of computer animation when the art-form was still in its relative infancy. It is composed of a sequence of segments ambitiously chronicling the formation of Earth ("Creation"), the rise of human civilizations ("Civilization Rising"), and the technological advances of humanity from the advent of agriculture to the future exploration of the cosmos. The video speculatively concludes with a segment of what might be the next sentient species to arise on Earth, as well as the CGI short Stanley and Stella in: Breaking the Ice. The soundtrack was composed by James Reynolds. The sales of this video were RIAA certified as "Multi-Platinum" and reached as high as #12 on Billboard's video sales chart.
The Mind's Eye is a spectacular odyssey through time. Your journey begins at the dawn of creation and moves through the rise of man and technology. Travel in the world of abstraction and on into the future with breathtaking computer animation imagery. The Mind's Eye joins the imaginations of over 300 of the world's most talented computer animation artists with a powerful, original music soundtrack. This unique collaboration takes you on an incredible voyage into The Mind's Eye.
Segments: 1. Creation 2. Civilization Rising 3. Heart Of The Machine 4. Technodance 5. Post Modern 6. Love Found 7. Leaving The Bonds Of Earth 8. The Temple
I remember the first time i saw this was in a club in South East Texas called Phaz II. Once i found out i could buy it i went to Radio Shack and bought the VHS. My kids and i watched it many times. I remember sitting in the living room, rewinding the credits over and over to play along on my keyboard. My favorite one is the fish and bird love. Thanks so much for the upload!
March 1, 2020 Subject:
A Fun If Dated Time Capsule
Thanks for uploading, I'm getting pretty nostalgic right now! Although I think, the RadioShack version is the superior one. It's still fun to watch and crazy to think about that 30 years ago, this was how computer animation looked - but for today's audience, I think it's merely some sort of time capsule. Here's my full review: http://max4movies.blog/2020/03/01/the-minds-eye-us-1990/
January 16, 2017 Subject:
Wow, I've been wondering for years if I could find this video somewhere, and finally found it. We had this on VHS and used to watch it all the time as kids. It was so surreal at the time. Such great memories. Very appreciative that the Internet Archive has posted this. It's weird how some of these videos just fade into obscurity, when it was talked about all the time back in the day.